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  1. Billionaires are increasingly becoming concentrated in a cluster of cities, according to Wealth-X’s annual Billionaire Census.According to its findings, 29 per cent of the world’s billionaire population is concentrated in 15 major cities. We outline the top 10 below.Strong tech sectors are responsible for wealth accumulation in several cities, from San Francisco to Shenzhen in China. A large share of the world’s billionaire population lives in eastern Asia – several cities like Hong Kong and…
  2. Nothing says exclusive like a place that's hard to get to. And a high price tag, of course.Consider Aman Sveti Stefan, located in Montenegro in Eastern Europe. Part luxury resort, part island, Sveti Stefan has been called “Europe’s most luxurious hotel”.And while it's not in a remote location, it's not in Europe's most trafficked destination either. All of which helped the resort attract influencers all last summer, during which it cost nearly US$6,000 for a week-long stay, a spokesperson told…
  3. Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the work-landscape has definitely changed. If you are still working from home, you might have given up on your usual style and settled for comfort.But if you are going back to the office and wish to add a stylish flair to your ensemble, like former professional football player David Beckham, STYLE has got you covered. Here, we present our favourite accessories for men and women to sport at the office and after hours.Fendi – HK$3,850 (US$500)Ditch the…
  4. Few events inspire such a sense of romance and intrigue as British royal weddings. From the first-ever wedding broadcast of Princess Margaret and photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960, to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s in 2018, the whole world watches in anticipation as royal brides walk down the aisle, past the magnificent wedding arch, hands clasping their bouquet of white blooms.Royal wedding flowers have interesting stories of their own too. STYLE finds out why every bouquet always…
  5. With a newly liberated consumerism sweeping across the nation, China is showing signs of an early economic recovery. Most domestic travel and outing restrictions have been lifted, and foot traffic in malls is slowly starting to attain pre-virus numbers.But for the luxury industry, things are still shaky. China, which accounts for more than a third of global luxury spending (a figure forecast to reach as much as 46 per cent by 2025), is undoubtedly where most of the attention is focused.Overall,…
  6. Some years ago there was a trend in “buying” and naming a star. Never mind that the people who arranged this had no right to name anything, Johnny Depp was soon gifted with one, Nicole Kidman’s was named “Forever Tom” and Princess Diana had two bought for her after her death. Such was the allure that thousands of people had their name attached to objects light years across the galaxy, even if those names existed only on some company’s database.Today, owning an – admittedly much smaller – piece…
  7. Talk about a gearshift: the Italian supercar company that used to make tractors for farming is now launching a yacht. Lamborghini has announced that it has designed a luxury speedboat called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63. The Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy-based brand will work with boatbuilder Italian Sea Group to create 63 of the hypercar-lookalike boats, which are inspired by the Sián FKP 37 hybrid car and meant to commemorate Lamborghini’s founding in 1963. Race away on the 59’ Tirranna AMG…
  8. What: Hästens Grand Vividus bedHOW MUCH: HK$3.02 million (US$390,000)WHY: Ferris Rafauli, the award-winning designer and artist behind rapper Drake’s 50,000 square foot mansion in his hometown Toronto, has collaborated with premium Swedish bedmakers Hästens to produce its most exclusive bed to date.Hand-built at the Hästens factory in Köping, Sweden, the Grand Vividus is layered with more horsetail hair, wool, cotton, flax and slow-growing Swedish pine than any of its predecessors. As a result,…
  9. “Things have changed,” reckons Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace. “A small company now has the ability to design something that once would have taken thousands of engineers at Boeing to do. But this really isn’t some kind of Star Trek leap forward. This isn’t rocket science.”Indeed, Kachoria leaves space travel to be revolutionised by private companies such as Space X. Rather, his company is one of a small clique of start-ups looking to change the way we fly. Or, rather, to bring back what…
  10. The summer of 2020 has brought about a reckoning over racism around the world, fuelled by mass protests over police killings of black men, women and children in the United States. The push for change has also seeped into the world of business, as black, indigenous and people of colour take employers to task for abusive and exclusionary behaviour in the workplace.The drive for change has spread to the world of fashion. And a group of black fashion professionals have banded together to form the…